What is the best Young Adult series?
The readers of Writing About Writing have spoken and, it was definitely a strange one. Usually the classics have a good showing until the final round and end up down at the second half of the poll, but this time they were the running champions.
I've also never ever ever seen Harry Potter do so badly in any poll its been on. Ever. Usually if it gets nominated, it's going to win (or at least come in second).
The Hunger Games got crushed. CRUSHED!! It's unusual for the books with popular, contemporary movies not to do as well as others. But Hunger Games is a smear along the road of this poll. (I blame the horror of prose that was Mockingjay, personally.) I guess people really listened when I said to base votes on the books and not the awesome that is Donald Sutherland.
We also got 510 votes, which I believe is a new record (not including the Terry Pratchett fan invasion earlier this year). So thank you to everyone who took the time to participate.
Tomorrow I'll open the nominations for December's poll, which will be Young Adult Authors, so think about all the writers who have had multiple Y.A. series or stand alone books.